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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll have to decide if it's best to laugh or cry, February 28, 2011
This review is from: SBPDL: Year One: 365 Days in Black Run America (Paperback)
The blog this book is based on has provided me with lots of thought-provoking points in the last year or so. The social, political, cultural, economic and educational facts of black life in America are laid bare with dead-on commentary and documentation to back it up. No doubt it will soon be attacked here as "racist", as just about everything in BRA (Black Run America) eventually is, but make no mistake - this is simply the book form of what millions of reasonable, well-intentioned people can only talk about in hushed tones among trusted friends. The name calling this book will inspire is simply confirmation of what is one of the main points of the entire SBPDL project - that anything that doesn't get the full approval of black opinion is suspect by definition.

If the social, political & cultural behavior of any other identifiable group in America - Baptists, red heads, left-handed people, Trekkies - were so obviously radically different from the mainstream, countless books like this would have been written about them long ago. Blacks are always the last group to be put under the microscope because we all know what we will find - SBPDL takes us there and the results will force you to make your own decision about whether you should laugh or cry.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2011 7:33:03 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2011 11:53:16 PM PST
MS says:
Well, Desiree, you're right - this book IS for me. As someone who has long been puzzled and intrigued by the bizzarre state of black America and the frustrating consequences for the rest of us, I find the blog the book is based on to be interesting and informative. I'll also give you that the blog - remember, the review and this page are for the book - does have its share of typos and the usual confusion of "its" and "it's" but it is hardly poorly written. "Poorly written" would be a piece containing baseless ad hominem attacks questioning the writer's intelligence with a gratuitous reference to Nazis thrown in for good measure. Have you seen something like that recently?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2011 6:38:39 PM PDT
zedocaixao says:
Don't talk reason with something called "Desiree".

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 7:52:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2012 7:54:51 PM PST
FransSusan says:
Jessicatwin, Telling the truth is now a definition of being racist. You'll have to give examples where the book is factually wrong regarding black behavior for your review to be valid.
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